Exploring Current Events
The goal of this unit is to provide students with the skills they need to engage with the world around them. Specifically, students will understand the importance of current events, explore how current events affect their lives, explain how perceptions and biases influence their understanding of news, differentiate between appropriate and inappropriate reactions, and practice forming their own opinion in the midst of contradictory information. Students will then utilize the skills learned throughout this unit to report on people’s opinions of a selected current event.
There is a PD available for this unit.